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Food Service Manager Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Food Service Manager interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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If hired as our Food Service Manager, how will you show your team the importance of clear communication on the job?

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List of 30 Food Service Manager Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    If hired as our Food Service Manager, how will you show your team the importance of clear communication on the job?

  2. 2.

    How do you feel about saying 'no' to a customer with unreasonable requests?

  3. 3.

    As a manager, what is your greatest weakness?

  4. 4.

    Why do you want to be a Food Service Manager, and why do you feel ready for a role in management?

  5. 5.

    How would our business be a more productive place if we were to hire you as our Food Service Manager?

  6. 6.

    Have you ever had to work within liquor regulations? Walk me through your experience working in a licensed environment.

  7. 7.

    Where did you find this position, and what prompted you to apply?

  8. 8.

    The food service industry sees a lot of employee turnover. How do you plan to handle a disengaged or upset employee?

  9. 9.

    Walk me through your experience in the food service industry.

  10. 10.

    What do you like most about working in the food and beverage industry? What do you enjoy the least?

  11. 11.

    How do you promote a culture of food safety with your team?

  12. 12.

    What do you expect to be the most challenging aspect of this Food Service Manager position?

  13. 13.

    If you needed to hire a new food service representative in less than one week, what would be your strategy?

  14. 14.

    What qualities and characteristics should a Food Service Manager have?

  15. 15.

    Talk to me about your favorite manager. What made them so memorable?

  16. 16.

    Have you ever had to fire an employee? What were the reasons for their termination?

  17. 17.

    What is your experience in planning, ordering, and record keeping when it comes to staff and inventory?

  18. 18.

    What do you know about food costs and other related KPI's?

  19. 19.

    As a manager, how do you evaluate the performance of your staff members?

  20. 20.

    What personality traits do you look for in people you are hiring?

  21. 21.

    How will you handle an employee who is not meeting their goals?

  22. 22.

    How many people did you manage in your last position?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about your formal customer service training.

  24. 24.

    Have you ever broken company rules to make a customer happy?

  25. 25.

    The presence of our Food Service Manager is critical to our teams' success. How many days were you absent from work last year?

  26. 26.

    Rate your listening skills from 1-10. What would your coworkers say about your listening skills?

  27. 27.

    Do you think a chain of command is essential in the workplace?

  28. 28.

    Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks to your team members.

  29. 29.

    What do you think is the difference between a leader and a manager?

  30. 30.

    How much do you think a food-service management role should pay?